Halloween geeks typically fall into two camps. There are the costume geeks who go all out with their homemade Boba Fett costumes, and then there are the haunted-house geeks -- the ones figuring out how to rig blacklights for the fake gravestones in the front yard.
I definitely gravitate to the latter group. I'd rather engineer a working killer robot than get dressed up like one. Any other time of the year, an Arduino microcontroller would sit on my desk gathering dust -- but come Halloween, I will put that thing to work.
Last year around this time I … Read more